Australian rappers have been blowing up worldwide, and we love to see it. Artists like The Kid Laroi and Tkay Maidza have been turning the heads of Americans everywhere.
The Kid Laroi's debut mixtape, F*ck Love, hit #8 on the Billboard Charts - the first time an Indigenous rapper has had such a strong showing in the US, while Tkay Maidza has been working with some huge American names, linking up with JPEGMafia, Killer Mike and Duckwrth, each time arguably outshining them on the tracks they're on together.
Meanwhile, OneFour have been teaming up with some British and American rappers to release some absolutely brilliant features too. They've recently worked with Dutchavelli, Headie One and A$AP Ferg, and they've been dropping fire verse after fire verse.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is another name keeping an eye on Australian rappers. He recently released a remix of his track Mood Swings featuring Creed Tha Kid, Day1 and Youngn Lipz.
British rapper S1mba also released an Aussie-flavoured remix of his track Rover, which saw Hooligan Hefs, Youngn Lipz and Hooks all kill it.
All these moves are putting Australia on the map on a global scale, and it couldn't be more deserved so it makes sense for Acclaim Mag to have launched a way to support hip-hop in Australia and help it grow even more, with the Acclaim 2020 All-Stars.
There's three award categories - Rookie Of The Year (best new talent), The People's Champ (people's choice) and MVP (song of the year).
A panel of experts will choose the Rookie Of The Year award, while you'll be able to vote on the People's Champ and the MVP awards.
Winners will receive huge prizes like recording equipment and software, mentorship and more. They'll also get a huge trophy!
It's important for rappers in Australia to receive this level of support, as the talent in this country is boundless. However, it can be hard to break through without understanding the systems that are in place.
Giving the next generation of rappers a chance to be mentored by those who have already experienced success is invaluable. It gives a chance for voices that are crucial to be heard to get out there, and can cause change in not just a musical sense, but a societal one too.
If you're looking for more information on the Acclaim All-Stars, click here. We love seeing hip-hop in Australia supported like this. Voting opens on October 1st, so keep your eyes peeled.